Himachal bags Rs 4.5 crore on skill development project

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The Himachal Pradesh government will train unemployed youth in tools and techniques in the area of biotechnology within a period of three years. The training will be given under Rs 4.5-crore skill development project.

According to the government spokesperson, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has initiated the new Skill Vigyan Programme for training educated youth in multi-disciplinary areas of biotechnology.

Thanks to the efforts of the HP Council for Science, Technology and Environment (HIMCOSTE) that has succeeded in getting this project in the first phase.

DC Rana, Member Secretary, HIMCOSTE, said the programme would be executed in collaboration with the Life Science Sector Skill Development Council. The trained youth will get jobs.

A large number of major industries for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs), food, pharmaceutical and beverages industries are located in Baddi-Baroti-Nalagarh, Paonta Sahib and Kala Amb. Some of these are already involved in imparting industrial skills training to students of some participating institutions.